Things That Happen In The World Every 5 Seconds

In Five Seconds What Can Happen In The World

While we are sitting in front of our computer at home, drinking tea with some cookies, really amazing things are happening on the other side of the world. Or maybe in the nearby city. Or even a mile from us!

We at TechoZip were very surprised that so many things can happen in 5 seconds. Just think about it: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and OMG!


50 Shocking Facts That Happen Every 5 Seconds

Food and Drink

1. Every 5 seconds, 10,056 pounds of edible food is thrown away in the United States.

2. Every 5 seconds, 375 McDonalds burgers are sold.

3. Every 5 seconds, Americans consume 1,750 pizza slices.

4. Every 5 seconds, 2,090 KitKat fingers are consumed worldwide.

5. Every 5 seconds of every day in the month of January, Americans purchase an average of 500 cans of Campbell’s Soup.

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6. Every 5 seconds on an average day, Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 100 cups of freshly brewed coffee.

7. Every 5 seconds, 2750 hot dogs are eaten in America.

8. Every 5 seconds, two jars of Nutella are sold.

9. Every 5 seconds, over 35,000 Coca-Cola products are consumed.

Internet and Social Media

10. Every 5 seconds, 205,000 Facebook posts are posted.

11. Every 5 seconds, 23,000 tweets are posted.

12. Every 5 seconds, 1,860 people search for porn on Google.

13. Every 5 seconds, 8,666 Snapchats are sent.

14. Every 5 seconds, 17 million emails are sent.

15. Every 5 seconds, 47 new websites are created.

16. Every 5 seconds, 28 new WordPress posts are created.

17. Every 5 seconds, six hours worth of YouTube video content is uploaded.

18. Every 5 seconds, 300 new Instagram pictures are uploaded.


19. Every 5 seconds, 1,250 iTunes tracks are downloaded from the iTunes store.

20. Every 5 seconds, Amazon sells nearly $7,000 worth of product.

21. Every 5 seconds, 35 LEGO sets are sold by retailers around the world.

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22. Every 5 seconds, nearly two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.

23. Every 5 seconds, Nike makes a little over $3,000.

24. While every 5 seconds, someone working at a Nike factory in Vietnam makes $.00012.

25. Every 5 seconds, Americans consume 7,500 water bottles.

26. Every 5 seconds, Americans consume 60,000 plastic bags.

27. Every 5 seconds, about 3,150 steel cans are recycled.

28. Every 5 seconds, about 79,181 pounds of trash is thrown away in the United States.

29. Every 5 seconds, about 4,645 barrels of oil are used.

Life and Death

30. Every 5 seconds, about 21 babies are born in the world.

31. Every 5 seconds, about 10 babies are born into poverty.

32. Every 5 seconds, about one baby is born with birth defects.

33. The world population has a net gain of about 13 people every 5 seconds.

34. Every 5 seconds, about 9 people die in the world.

35. Every 5 seconds, 1.5 people die of starvation in the world.

36. Every 5 seconds, one child in the world dies of starvation.

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Earth and Outer Space

37. Every 5 seconds, about 500 lightning strikes have struck the ground.

38. Every 5 seconds, the sound of thunder travels one mile.

39. Every 5 seconds, 15,800 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls.

40. Every 5 seconds, 80 million tons of water has evaporated from the Earth’s surface.

41. Every 5 seconds, the Sun has flung five million tons of matter out into space.

42. Every 5 seconds, the universe has expanded about 46 miles.

Humans, Insects, and Animals

43. Every 5 seconds, some flies can beat their wings up to 1,000 times; three times faster than a hummingbird.

44. Every 5 seconds, 500,000 chemical reactions have taken place in every single cell of your body.

45. Every 5 seconds, the average person blinks.

46. Every 5 seconds, a woodpecker can hammer with its beak 12.5 times.

47. Every 5 seconds, a sloth can move at a rapid speed of a little over one foot; 13 feet per minute.

48. Every 5 seconds, adult bed bugs can crawl about 4 inches.

And for motivation:
49. Every 5 seconds, Oprah earns a little over $43.

50. Every 5 seconds, Bill Gates earn $1,250; about $20 million a day.


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